16 July 2019

#WorldSnakeDay: Cold-blooded killers, yes – but new research reveals a maternal side

Humans have feared snakes since time immemorial, but scientists now know that even these cold-blooded arch predators have maternal instincts.

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24 June 2019

#LionAwarenessWeek: Social complexity hints at scale of big cats’ intellectual prowess

As the most sociable of all the big cats, lions live in the largest groups – and all that cooperation and co-dependency implies far-reaching cognitive depths.

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24 June 2019

#WorldElephantDay: The secret language of elephants revealed

It’s widely known elephants use a range of communicative trumpets, purrs and rumbles, but they also use sounds we can’t even hear – and now we know what they mean.

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24 June 2019

#InternationalTigerDay: What big cat play can teach us about morality

As apex predators, tigers are often considered solitary and ruthless, but in social groups they purposely leave themselves vulnerable to build trust.

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24 June 2019

World Chimpanzee Day: Our closest relatives have the compassion to adopt orphans, but do we have it in us to save them?

Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, yet while they care for the defenceless, human activities are pushing them to extinction.

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24 June 2019

Sea turtles: Animal kingdom’s greatest navigators map the world’s oceans through magnetic fields

It took humans hundreds of years to navigate the world’s oceans – but these exceptional animals can do so naturally and with complete precision.

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24 June 2019

#MacaqueWeek: Human obsession with our primate cousins fuels pet and performance cruelty

Fascination with a species so similar to our own has led to thousands of macaques being poached from the wild – now it’s up to us to help them.

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24 June 2019

#MacaqueWeek: Tool use and cultural learning goes way beyond what we previously knew

Observations of macaque communities has revealed tool use on a previously unimagined scale as well as a surprising new utility for human hair.

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